Robots have been a staple of science fiction, showcasing incredible capabilities and pushing the boundaries of what we thought possible. In this quiz, we will put your knowledge of robots to the test, exploring their origins, their roles in society, and their potential impact on our future.
From classic humanoid robots like R2-D2 and C-3PO to advanced AI-driven machines like Boston Dynamics’ Spot, robots have become integral to our lives, aiding us in various industries and even venturing into space. This quiz will challenge your understanding of these fascinating creations, their functionalities, and their impact on our world.
Whether you’re a technology enthusiast, a fan of science fiction, or simply intrigued by the possibilities of robotics, this quiz will take you on an exciting journey through the world of mechanical marvels. We’ve gathered twenty intriguing questions that span different aspects of robotics, from famous fictional robots to real-life advancements in the field.
So, gather your fellow tech enthusiasts, activate your circuits, and get ready to test your knowledge in this captivating Robots Trivia Quiz.
- What year was the word “robot” first introduced?
The correct answer is 1920.
The word “robot” was first introduced in the play “R.U.R.” (Rossum’s Universal Robots) by Czech writer Karel Čapek in 1920.
- What is the origin of the word “robot”?
The correct answer is Czech.
The word “robot” comes from the Czech word “robota”, which means “forced labor” or “drudgery”.
- Which company developed the first industrial robot, Unimate?
The correct answer is General Motors.
- General Motors
General Motors developed the first industrial robot, Unimate, in 1961.
- What is the name of the robot sent to Mars by NASA in 2012?
The correct answer is Curiosity.
Curiosity is a car-sized rover designed to explore Mars and was launched by NASA in 2012.
- What is the primary programming language used in the development of robots?
The correct answer is C++.
C++ is the primary programming language used in the development of robots due to its efficiency and performance.
- Which famous scientist wrote the book “I, Robot”?
The correct answer is Isaac Asimov.
- Stephen Hawking
- Albert Einstein
- Carl Sagan
- Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov wrote the book “I, Robot” in 1950, which is a collection of nine science fiction short stories.
- What is the name of the humanoid robot developed by Honda?
The correct answer is ASIMO.
ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility) is a humanoid robot developed by Honda in 2000.
- What is the main purpose of the Roomba robot?
The correct answer is Vacuum cleaning.
- Vacuum cleaning
Roomba is an autonomous robotic vacuum cleaner developed by iRobot, primarily designed for vacuum cleaning.
- Which country has the highest number of operational robots?
The correct answer is Japan.
- United States
Japan has the highest number of operational robots, with a significant number of them being used in the automotive and electronics industries.
- Which of these is NOT one of Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics?
The correct answer is A robot must protect the environment.
- A robot must protect its own existence.
- A robot must obey orders given by human beings.
- A robot may not injure a human being.
- A robot must protect the environment.
Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics are: 1) A robot may not injure a human being, 2) A robot must obey orders given by human beings, and 3) A robot must protect its own existence.
- What is the name of the first robot to be granted citizenship?
The correct answer is Sophia.
Sophia, a humanoid robot developed by Hanson Robotics, was granted citizenship by Saudi Arabia in 2017.
- Which company developed the robot dog, Aibo?
The correct answer is Sony.
Aibo is a robot dog developed by Sony, first introduced in 1999.
- What is the main purpose of the Da Vinci Surgical System?
The correct answer is Performing surgery.
- Conducting medical research
- Teaching medical students
- Assisting in physical therapy
- Performing surgery
The Da Vinci Surgical System is a robotic surgical system designed to facilitate complex surgeries using a minimally invasive approach.
- Which of these is not a type of robot?
The correct answer is Hexagonal.
Biomorphic, Cylindrical, and Cartesian are types of robots, while Hexagonal is not.
- What is the main purpose of drones?
The correct answer is Aerial surveillance.
- Land transportation
- Medical assistance
- Underwater exploration
- Aerial surveillance
Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are primarily used for aerial surveillance, photography, and data collection.
- Which company developed the robot assistant, Pepper?
The correct answer is SoftBank.
Pepper is a humanoid robot assistant developed by SoftBank Robotics, designed to interact with humans and assist in various tasks.
- What is the name of the first robot to walk on two legs?
The correct answer is WABOT-1.
WABOT-1, developed by Waseda University in Japan in 1973, was the first robot capable of walking on two legs.
- What is the main purpose of the robot, Atlas?
The correct answer is Research and development.
- Medical assistance
- Research and development
Atlas, developed by Boston Dynamics, is a humanoid robot primarily used for research and development purposes.
- Which field of study focuses on the design, construction, and operation of robots?
The correct answer is Robotics.
Robotics is the field of study that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots.
- Which of these robots is not a Mars rover?
The correct answer is Robonaut.
Opportunity, Spirit, and Curiosity are Mars rovers, while Robonaut is a humanoid robot designed for space exploration.